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Appropriate adult PCC-local authority partnership agreement: England

Framework for Police and Crime Commissioners and Local Authorities in England to ensure that vulnerable adults have access to justice and rights and welfare safeguarded.

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Appropriate adult PCC-local authority partnership agreement: England

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This is a voluntary framework developed by national and local partners which will enable police and crime commissioners and local authorities in England to work together more effectively to ensure the provision of appropriate adults for vulnerable adults suspected of committing an offence.

Appropriate adults help ensure children and vulnerable adults are treated fairly when the police suspect them of committing an offence. They reduce the risk of miscarriages of justice as a result of evidence being obtained from vulnerable adults and children in ways which, by virtue of their vulnerability, might lead to unsafe convictions.

Published 31 July 2018